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Old 07-25-2019, 04:13 AM   #1
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Default Can my hamster get hurt from this?

I changed my hamster to a new cage, the wheel is the same, I have it for like 4 months.

This happens:
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Can he get hurt?

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Old 07-25-2019, 05:52 AM   #2
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Yes, please look into getting your hamster a wheel that has a front cover on it - something like a silent runner. or a trixie wheel
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Old 07-25-2019, 06:04 AM   #3
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I would also be moving anything out of the way that your hamster is landing on - i.e. that wooden seesaw thing and ensure there is enough bedding for a softer landing.
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Old 07-25-2019, 07:04 PM   #4
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I would also be moving anything out of the way that your hamster is landing on - i.e. that wooden seesaw thing and ensure there is enough bedding for a softer landing.
The seesaw is there so that he can catapult the brocoli, it's quite entertaining actually.
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Old 07-25-2019, 07:18 PM   #5
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The seesaw is there so that he can catapult the brocoli, it's quite entertaining actually.
I would suggest putting your pet's safety ahead of entertainment...

I agree with the comments above, getting the see-saw out of the way and ensuring there are 2-3 inches of bedding in front of the wheel for a soft landing spot would help to prevent injury in the short term.

My robo used to flip in his wheel as well, and I found switching to a larger (and better quality) one solved the problem. The larger the wheel, the slower it spins, and the less likely it is to sweep your hamster up too high if he comes to a sudden stop.
Using a closed wheel such as the Silent Runner might also be helpful.
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Old 07-26-2019, 04:05 AM   #6
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I would suggest putting your pet's safety ahead of entertainment...

I agree with the comments above, getting the see-saw out of the way and ensuring there are 2-3 inches of bedding in front of the wheel for a soft landing spot would help to prevent injury in the short term.

My robo used to flip in his wheel as well, and I found switching to a larger (and better quality) one solved the problem. The larger the wheel, the slower it spins, and the less likely it is to sweep your hamster up too high if he comes to a sudden stop.
Using a closed wheel such as the Silent Runner might also be helpful.
You are right. I put a bowl of water near it so it cushions his falls. <3 thanks
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Old 07-26-2019, 04:28 AM   #7
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You are right. I put a bowl of water near it so it cushions his falls. <3 thanks
Hi I would really suggest moving the water bowl further away. Hamsters should never get wet (rare exceptions would be some medicine when prescribed by the vets), as they can get ill from that easily.
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Old 07-26-2019, 08:09 AM   #8
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Hi I would really suggest moving the water bowl further away. Hamsters should never get wet (rare exceptions would be some medicine when prescribed by the vets), as they can get ill from that easily.
I was joking. I know hamsters can't get wet.

Here is a picture proving his well being



Thanks for the advice
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Old 07-26-2019, 09:32 AM   #9
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Default Re: Can my hamster get hurt from this?

Usually they only spin out of the wheels when theyre first adjusting to a new wheel but if its still happening it might be worth getting a Silent Runner (not spinner!!) wheel which is has a closed front. Its similar to the plastic trixie wheel and wodent wheel but without the metal axle through the centre so theres no risk of injuries.
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Old 07-26-2019, 03:21 PM   #10
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Sorry, it can be sometimes difficult to read the tone of the messages online. Arnie is a beauty!
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